Blake Cashman
Blake  Cashman


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225


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2017 Spring Preview: Linebackers

Gophers deepest position could be at linebacker


Smith, Travis Take Home Top Awards At Banquet

Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon


Spring Preview: Linebackers

Gophers deepest position this year could be at linebacker


2015 Position Preview: Secondary

Senior core returns for 2015 campaign

2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games  recorded 45 tackles with a team leading 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble • earned one Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Award and was named Holiday Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player • honored with team's Gary Tinsley Award, as the player who best embodied the underdog spirit of the late former Gopher Gary Tinsley • Academic All-Big TenGame-by-Game: Recorded two tackles against Oregon State • saw action against Indiana State • made one tackle playing against Colorado State • competed against Penn State • registered a career high three tackles against Iowa • registered first career sack for a loss of seven yards against Maryland • saw action against Rutgers • made one tackle against Illinois • had a career day against Purdue with five tackles, three tackles for a loss of 11 yards and two sacks • had the only sack of the game for the Gophers and four tackles against Nebraska • led the Gophers in tackles with ten including two sacks and a forced fumble against Northwestern and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week • had four tackles including 1.5 for a loss of nine yards and a half of a sack against Wisconsin • named Holiday Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player after recording 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack.

 Played in 13 games on special teams • made four tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss. Game-by-Game: Tallied a tackle on special teams in first career game against TCU • saw action but did not record any statistics on special teams at Colorado State • saw action on special teams at Northwestern, but did not record any statistics • tallied two tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, at Purdue • competed on special teams versus Nebraska, but did not record a statistic • competed but did not record a statistic versus Michigan and at Ohio State • competed on special teams and registered a tackle at Iowa • saw action against Illinois, Wisconsin and Central Michigan but did not tally any statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Eden Prairie High School • helped lead team to 13-0 record and a state championship as a senior (team’s fourth straight state title) • played both cornerback and linebacker • made 72 tackles, which included six tackles-for-loss • named Associated Press First Team All-State and was named to the 2014 KARE11 All-Metro Defensive Team • coached by Mike Grant • also lettered in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born May 10, 1996 • parents are Steve Cashman, Corinne Meshbesher and Sarah Cashman • has one brother (Austen) and three sisters (Isabelle, Claire and Lyla) • father, Steve, played football at St. Thomas University.


Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner


The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.

Football Staff Tours Athletes Village


The Gopher football coaching staff recently took a tour of the new Athletes Village which is scheduled to open in January.

Pick-Your-Packs On Sale Now


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